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One project in Iraq is on track!

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posted on May, 7 2006 @ 03:32 AM
For most Iraqis, their living conditions are much worse now than they were under Saddam. Electricity is intermittent, drinking water scarce, and of course, security is non-existent. However, in such an imperfect world there is one reconstruction project that's going ahead very nicely, thank you: right in the middle of Baghdad, work is proceeding on a giant US embassy.

Irritation grows as residents deprived of air-conditioning and running water three years after the US-led invasion watch the massive US Embassy they call “George W’s palace” rising from the banks of the Tigris.

In the pavement cafés, people moan that the structure is bigger than anything Saddam Hussein built. They are not impressed by the architects’ claims that the diplomatic outpost will be visible from space and cover an area that is larger than the Vatican city and big enough to accommodate four Millennium Domes. They are more interested in knowing whether the US State Department paid for the prime real estate or simply took it.

While families in the capital suffer electricity cuts, queue all day to fuel their cars and wait for water pipes to be connected, the US mission due to open in June next year will have its own power and water plants to cater for a population the size of a small town.

150 health centres were supposed to have been built in Iraq. Only six have been completed. More than 75% of the funds for these clinics have been allocated.

On the other hand, the US embassy will have food courts and the largest swimming pool in Iraq. And the security measures surrounding it will be among the most extensive in the world.

Nice to know that the US has its priorities right.

posted on May, 7 2006 @ 03:42 AM
This was posted the other day rich but there is also another project supposedly on track. They are building a super highway thats supposed to be less prone to IED's..meanwhile back in NYC we have sinkholes large enough to swallow up large SUV's .

posted on May, 7 2006 @ 03:57 AM
Sorry, didn't see the other posting. Isn't it amazing how they can always come up with the money for stuff like this... if the US didn't spend so much on weapons, every citizen could have healthcare. If the UK hadn't gone into Iraq, we could have a much better NHS... except for the way New Labour have ensured that private companies can profiteer from public funds. Corporate welfare, the curse of the nation.

posted on May, 7 2006 @ 05:38 AM
As this is a duplicate of an existing thread, I'll close this one so discussion can continue in the already ongoing one.

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